Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Second ticketing phase starts 4 May

Be quick and you have a chance! The second ticketing phase for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will start on Monday, 4 May 2009 at noon (CET, SAST). Approximately 100,000 tickets will be made available for this phase, excluding the two semi-finals and the final (matches 61, 62 and 64). From now on, the tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications can be made at First National Bank (FNB) branches or via the FIFA website (www.FIFA.com).

South African football fans who wish to apply at FNB branches will have to present a valid form of identification, while foreigners are required to show their passport. Those who wish to apply on behalf of friends or family will have to provide the details of these persons, including their identity numbers, names, dates of birth and nationality. Each applicant can apply for up to four tickets per match and up to seven matches in total. Ticket prices start at USD 20 (ZAR 140). You will be informed within ten working days whether or not your application has been successful (fully or partly). For further information, customers can send an e-mail to enquiries@2010FWCTC.com or fax +41 43222 6800.

Tickets will be ready for collection at the FIFA venue ticketing centres from April 2010 onwards.

FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 (14-28 June) Some 320,000 tickets are still available. In order to boost ticket sales in South Africa, four ticketing centres have been set up. The main ticketing centre at Sandton Isle (situated at the corner of Rivonia Road and Linden Street, Sandown/Johannesburg) will be open from 1 May 2009, while the venue ticketing centres at Mangaung/Bloemfontein (Lochlogan Waterfront Mall, situated at the corner of Charles Street and 1st Avenue), Tshwane/Pretoria (Brooklyn Mall, situated at the corner of Middel and Fehrsen Street, New Muckleneuk) and Rustenburg (Waterfall Mall, 1 Augrabies Avenue) will be open from 4 May 2009. The ticket centres will be open from 9.00-6.00, seven days a week.

South African residents will be able to purchase FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 tickets by calling the FIFA ticketing call centre on 083 2010 010 when its lines open on 11 May 2009.

Moreover, as from 11 May, four ticket collection points (two each in Johannesburg and Tshwane/Pretoria) will be provided in the following FNB branches:

  • Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gardenview 2047

  • Maponya Mall, Old Potchedstroom Road, Klipspruit Kliptown

  • Sunny Park, situated at the corner of Esselen and Trevenna Road, Sunnyside

  • Hatfield, Hillcrest Blvd Shopping Centre, Lynwood Road

These collection points will be open during normal FNB trading hours.

At all locations the customers need to bring their:

  • credit card (if they used the card to purchase their tickets via www.FIFA.com);

  • ticket purchase card from their hard ticket application form (if they used the paper application form to purchase tickets);

  • proof of identity to confirm they are the person who ordered the tickets.

In recognition of Visa's valued sponsorship, FIFA prefers VISA-branded credit, debit and pre-paid cards for goods purchased at all official FIFA stores at the venues and online at FIFA.com. For inquiries related to Visa products and services, please contact the Visa International Service Centre.